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Northwood Mushrooms fresh at market

Winter Mushrooms

Mill City Farmers Market vendor Northwood Mushrooms increases year-round mushroom production with innovative projects on the farm. By Amy Rea, Heavy Table contributor Jeremy McAdams has been cultivating mushrooms commercially since 2009 when his farm was in the backyard of his south Minneapolis home. Now he and his wife Aimee operate a more traditional farm…  Read More

sweet mokum carrots

Winter CSA Round Up

Commit to shopping local year round with a winter CSA from one of our farmers! What is a CSA? Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way to purchase food directly from a local farmer. You pay the farmer a set price at the start of the season and in return the farmer delivers food to…  Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Winter Squash

Winter squash is up there with pumpkin spice and sweater weather when it comes to the highlights of fall and winter. There are almost countless varieties of beautiful shapes and colors of these locally grown treasures, but such large and tough-skinned vegetables can also be intimidating. Let’s break down what you need to know about…  Read More

Butternut Squash Gratin

Winter Squash

Originally published in The Journal on October 31, 2017. Beautiful orange, blue and speckled green squash of all shapes and sizes are everywhere this time of year—and they’re not just for decorating! Varieties like butternut, acorn, delicata, spaghetti and kabocha are bountiful at the Mill City Farmers Market, which moves inside the Mill City Museum…  Read More

Winter Market Review

We just finished a great 2016-17 indoor market season! Read all about attendance, sales, vendors and programs in our Winter Market Review info-graphic below. More information about Opening Day 2017 can be found here. Click here to learn more about our indoor winter markets, select Saturdays November through April from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside…  Read More

Fresh Greens to Brighten Winter Blues

Where to find Minnesota-grown fresh greens in the heart of winter. Originally published in the January 24, 2017 edition of The Journal Nothing brings a smile to my face in the middle of winter like a plate full of fresh locally grown greens. At the Mill City Farmers Market’s winter market last Saturday, farmers unloaded bunches…  Read More

Inside the Mill City Winter Farmers Market

By Olivia Dropps, Tootie & Dotes January 8, 2016 We love our local co-op, we really do, but we urge you step away from your local store just one Saturday a month and get over to the Mill City Farmers Market to eat local while the weather outside is telling you otherwise. We saw you there…  Read More

Delicata Squash Mill City Farmers Market

Cranberry – White Bean Stuffed Squash

White beans add a creaminess to the squash while cranberries give it a hit of color and tang. This makes a fine vegetarian entrée or a pretty side dish. This recipe comes from local cookbook author Beth Dooley from her recent segment on WCCO/CBS Minnesota, promoting the Farmers Markets of MPLS winter markets. Find local cookbooks, recipes and…  Read More

Roast Brussels Sprouts and Parsnips with Maple-Soy Glaze

Roasting sweetens these vegetables and the simple glaze adds an extra layer of flavor plus a little gloss. Serve hot or at room temperature. This recipe comes from local cookbook author Beth Dooley from her recent segment on WCCO/CBS Minnesota, promoting the Farmers Markets of MPLS winter markets. Find local cookbooks, recipes and sign up…  Read More

Gold Potatoes

Classic Mashed Potatoes & Mashed Potato Puffs

Who doesn’t love classic mashed potatoes. This straight-forward recipe comes together quickly. Enlist one of the younger cooks to use some elbow grease and mash like mad. If there are leftovers, try the potato puffs, below. This recipe comes from local cookbook author Beth Dooley from her recent segment on WCCO/CBS Minnesota, promoting the Farmers…  Read More